Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms, a part of the United Methodist Church, where we believe a life connected to God, and a life connected to one another, is the most meaningful life there is!
On September 28, we completed another very successful Family Promise Week at Church of the Palms.
We housed three families consisting of 11 people, all of whom expressed their appreciation for the friendliness, smiling faces, and compassion of our congregation.
The week was made possible by the work of many volunteers, from Church of the Palms and St. Gregory the Great.
These people transported the van, set-up the rooms, cooked and served meals, stayed over-night, helped take-down and prepare the church, and handled laundry.
Our efforts were a blessing to our guest families, for which we express our thanks.
~ Al Beynon and Ken Johnston, Coordinators
This month our requests turn toward personal needs and household items for our friends at Access Network.
Shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors and deodorant are always in demand. Also toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, dish soap, laundry detergent and dryer sheets will be very welcome.
Please pick up a handy shopping list from the Kiosk, and bring your donations any time during the month of October. Thank you for your caring hearts!
Gratitude and thanks are extended to those who have already started making contributions to the Building Fund in support of Vision 2020.
Your generosity and committement is very much appreciated.
If you wish to contribute, simply mark your gifts as going to the Building Fund.
Sunday, October 5
Life Lessons From Prison: A Life of Hope
In this week's message in the sermon series, Life Lessons From Prison, we will be looking at Philippians 3:4b-14. Here Paul first lists his impressive credentials and then quickly dismisses them all, as of being no value compared to being found in Christ and to knowing Christ.
Paul reminds us to be found in Christ and to know Christ is to experience an intimate association with him. We experience the knowing of Christ through the power that raised Christ form the dead and the power that aids us in our own struggles. Further, through participation in Christ's suffering on our behalf, we experience the forgiveness of sins and are freed from the fear of death.Read more...
World Communion Sunday, October 5 offers all congregations a distinctive opportunity to experience Holy Communion in the context of the global community of faith.
The first Sunday of October has become a time when Christians in every culture break bread and pour the cup to remember and affirm Christ as the Head of the Church.
On that day, people come to be reminded that they are part of the whole body of believers. While Christians celebrate the communion liturgy in as many ways as there are congregations, they are united in love of the same God.Read more...
Here at Church of the Palms we carry on the practice from early years of the Christian church when people were encouraged to bring "offerings for the poor" to their celebration of the Lord's Supper.
Such monetary gifts offered, and then left on the communion railing (often referred to as a "rail offering"), are placed in a special fund for use in providing assistance to those in the community, as well as those in our own congregation facing extra-ordinary financial challenges.Read more...
Brothers Too!, an early Saturday morning breakfast and Bible study with Pastor Pete, continues October 11, at 7:30 a.m. at the church building.
Never too late to join this study, the group will pick up the study of Luke at Luke 18:19.
Meeting every other Saturday, this time of fellowship starts with breakfast from 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. followed by a Bible study until 8:30 a.m. Open to all men, this new opportunity is especially designed for those still working or with other obligations during the week.Read more...
September 21 - October 12
Life Lessons From Prison
A Life of Hope
A Life of Joy
Thanking God For All Of You!
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Celebrating the Laity
Festival of Music and Faith
It Matters Whom We Call Saint
All Saints Sunday
November 9 - 23
Live a God-Pleasing Life!
Faith is the Foundation
Discipleship is the Path
Generosity is the Hallmark
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Okatie SC 29909
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PO Box 2807
Bluffton SC 29910
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